So I was talking to someone today about the callback to chapter 701 in the latest chapter (Kaido’s hand and “what is your name?”) and he mentioned to me something interesting.
In chapter 973, Kaido is dressed very similarly to Katakuri. Leather pants and leather vest, kinda like a biker.
Then I realized that on Katakuri’s arm tattoo, there’s a skull on the bicep. On the same arm, Kaido he has a similar looking skull. As well, the characters both have skulls on their belt buckle.
I believe that Oda has subtly been hinting that Kaido is Katakuri’s dad.
It makes a lot of sense since Katakuri was born when the Rocks Pirates were together.
Also Katakuri’s size and strength make sense. If this is the case, it would allow for such an incredible character development for Katakuri, considering his parents are allied against the one person he respects and views as an equal that isn’t in his family, which is Luffy.
I personally believe Katakuri will help Luffy in some way againts Big Mom, and if he’s the son of Kaido as well, then it would allow for the sickest fight of all time, Katakuri and Luffy vs Kaido and Big Mom.
What do you think?
*Theory by mugiwara-yevzgnar